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Award-winning New York City-based Pop-Jazz musician Saniyé returns with her much anticipated new single “Man Outta You” off her brand new EP due out Summer 2015. Saniyé has had incredible write ups including features in the Broadjam, Bodrum Magazine, TimeOUT NY, The Village Voice, Global Rhythm Magazine, MTV, CNN, and more. We’d love for you to consider inviting Saniyé for an interview or consider featuring Saniyé’s new song “Man Outta You” from her upcoming sophomore album. The official music video for “Man Outta You” will follow on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

Who is Saniyé?



Saniyé started writing songs and playing music at the age of 5, so it is no surprise that her
emotionally driven and debut eclectic album “When I Don’t Sleep..” made it’s rounds nationally and internationally with much success. Songs from the album aired on Delta Airlines and many are still currently playing in stores nationwide in the U.S. Her music featured on MTV Europe, tastemaker stations across the nation and most notably, “Boom Sheke Nana” won the Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Saniyé, went on a thirty city tour, headlined a show at Joe’s Pub in New York City and ended the tour by opening for multi-platinum selling singer songwriter, Lisa Loeb.

Sinem describes the first album, “It was like a diary. I was shy and exposed at the same time. Looking back I can see I was shedding my sadness and working through the loss of my father. To say the least my fun and bold spirit was a bit squashed after his death. Purging these emotions has helped me get back to my fun, flirty, mischievous essence.”

Sinem says she has definitely matured musically since then but hasn’t grown up in the traditional sense, “I never want to fully own the title ‘grown-up’. I think the magic of life is in play, mischief and for me, music. I don’t think when we become a certain age we should have to abandon this side of ourselves. My music attempts to bring that out for all of us.”

“The second album feels like a rebirth. I am really expressing myself from the person that I was when I was little. It’s just pure fun and it feels great to reclaim the part of myself that is very much like my father. My mom tells me stories all the time about how I remind her so much of him with my playful nature. He was that 47 year old guy who would press all the buttons in the elevator just for kicks. In this way my music is an homage to him, the father who I never really got to know. This keeps him alive for me. Life should be fun and I hope to create a space in my music for the world to feel that.

“My influences are other bold and playful artists that say what they want with no apology. Lily Allen, Pink, Eliza Doolittle, Regina Spektor. Most of these artists are very feminine but unapologetic about who they are. This can also be so healing for women in general. We are lucky to have the freedom to be fully expressed. It is important to accept everyone for who they are. I hope my music can help bring people together in this way. I encourage everyone to accept all parts of themselves. For me I love video games AND I love playing dress up and experimenting with fashion. This is me, I refused to believe that I had to be one or the other. I’m that girl you will see in heels at the arcade playing a racing game, beating the boys.”

The new EP coaxes you to engage with Saniyé. “It’s a space where you can be yourself one hundred percent. That is definitely a part of my journey and I invite you to join me in the fun.”

Find more of Saniyé:
Official we​bsite: http://www.sinem.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sinemsaniye
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sinemsaniye
Instagram: https://instagram.com/sinemsaniye

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Upon the release of her popular, award winning storytelling CD Is Love A Fairy Tale? in 2012, singer/songwriter Lisa Sniderman promised that the adventures of her musical alter ego, the charming young protagonist Aoede The Muse, in the magical kingdom of Wonderhaven would continue. A brilliantly inventive work combining narration, story, colorful offbeat characters and music intended for young adult audiences, What Are Dreams Made Of? (Sep 2013) finds Aoede exploring realms of darkness and light in the wake of a bad dream (a “nyxmare”) in which she is continually haunted by a white witch and children go missing.

As the fascinating tale full of unexpected twists and turns evolves, Aoede has to explore both overland and underworld, where she meets magical characters, including fairies, goblins and dream gods to figure out what her dream means. While Is Love A Fairy Tale? found its sizeable audience with a younger crowd, What Are Dreams Made Of? and its edgier themes are aimed at more mature tweens and teens. Fans of that age, who have made Harry Potter, the “Twilight” series and “The Hunger Games” pop culture phenomena, will enjoy the compelling storyline and infectious songs – as well as Aoede’s exploration of the deeper mysteries of life.

Though most of the songs are, in traditional musical style, embedded as part of the unfolding story, Sniderman is planning to release two of the songs she wrote for What Are Dreams Made Of? as singles: the whimsical, vocal harmony laden “Life is But A Dream” and the mystical, hypnotic ballad “Into the Deep.” Fans of artists like Ingrid Michaelson, Regina Spektor, Feist, Lily Allen and A Fine Frenzy have long resonated with Aoede’s passionate songwriting and inimitable, breathy and enchantingly quirky soprano. In addition to the return of narrator Kevin Ponthier, the collection includes guest voice artists, renowned actor Michael Des Barres
(“Phobetor”) and David Yow (“Luk”), founding member of the band The Jesus Lizard. The uniquely collaborative project was produced and engineered (as the first project was) by Aoede’s chief collaborator, Scrote, who has worked with Jackson Browne, Van Dyke Parks, Daniel Johnston and The Stripminers.

“I enjoyed the many challenges, artistic growth, collaborations, opportunity to reach a new niche, and all the fan and industry accolades so much from creating Is Love A Fairy Tale?,” says Sniderman. “I wanted to create another musical story revolving around Aoede’s adventures in Wonderhaven. This time I center on a theme I’m sure tweens, teens and adults have strong associations with: dreams. This is a much darker story, and unlike Fairy Tale, Scrote and I created the story and music for What Are Dreams Made Of? simultaneously, each informing the other. It is very theatrical and you can really experience that aspect when you hear the characters’ voices.”

Sniderman, a well known San Francisco based recording artist and philanthropist, launched Aoede and her surrounding world, after a lengthy hospitalization for Dermatomyositis (DM), a debilitating muscle disorder. Aoede (named after the first muse of song in Greek mythology) became the singer’s alter ego on her radiant 2012 album Skeletons of the Muse. Songs from the recording reached #1 on Reverbnation’s San Francisco pop chart and #8 on the national chart. The success of the release party for Skeletons of the Muse, which included a fascinating multi-media performance and the debut of the colorful video for “Fairy Tale Love,” inspired Sniderman her to create Is Love A Fairy Tale?, which weaved charming spoken narrative around songs from Skeletons and several new compositions.

Sniderman added to her lengthy shelf of awards and musical accolades several times with Is Love A Fairy Tale?, which won Children’s Album of the Year at the L.A. Music Awards and two awards (Best Folk Recording and Best Folk Video) at the Indie Music Channel 2013 Awards. It also received three prestigious Children’s Awards, including Creative Child Magazine’s “Preferred Choice Award”; Tillywig Toy “Sterling Fun” Award and Family Review Center’s “Gold Award.” The song “Fairy Tale Love” was a winner in the Children’s Music Category in the International Songwriting Competition (2012), will appear on the soundtrack of “Fae” (a documentary about fairies) and received a Hollywood Music in Media Award (HMMA) nomination for Best Alternative Song. The video for “Fairy Tale Love” screened at Indie Fest (Garden Grove, California and Indie Gathering International, where it won for Best Music Video. The Aoede song “Little Things” was a finalist in the 2012 John Lennon Songwriting Contest and Winner for National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) 2013 Family Faves.

“The overall idea for these projects is to create a compelling fairy tale story for tweens, and I had a wonderful
time rising to the challenge of writing the entire script and creating a whole world for Aoede,” says Sniderman.
“I’ve come to believe that everything I do is art, whether I am making a music video or writing a script for a
children’s album. It isn’t so much the medium but the expression and desire to connect with new audiences that drives me. Music is my lifeline…I just can’t stop creating.”

For digital distribution inquiries, please contact Jerome Forney at IDCDigital, at jerome@independentdistro.com For more info, please check out: http://www.whataredreamsmadeof.com

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